Investigators exposed the criminal scheme involving staff of Fiscal Service of Ukraine and company officials in Kharkov region, RBC Ukraine.
Dnipropetrovsk region police seized adulterate vodka amounting to UAH 30 million in the authorized searches, according to the Department of the National Police of Ukraine on the economy protection.
More than 590 thousand bottles of surrogate vodka and more than UAH 1 million have been seized as a result of searches in the territory of Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
The investigators of the Economy Protection Office exposed the criminal scheme in which employees of the fiscal service and distillery officials in the Kharkiv region were involved.
The plant produced alcohol beverages, which had not been accountable by the tax officers.
Bottles were labeled with Ukraine excise duty stamps that were allegedly destroyed as unused.
According to the Law of Ukraine, the acts on the non-use are issued by fiscal service employees .
The products were further spread in the territory of Dnipropetrovsk region.
A criminal case has been opened on the incident.